Las Vegas, Nevada, is a destination well known for its nightlife and 24-hour activity. Dubbed "Sin City," Las Vegas has become synonymous with partying and gambling, but behind the slot machines, the entertainment capital of the world has a quiet, relaxing side. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but these four spas will not be a secret you want to keep.
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, 3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Located inside the golden Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the beach level, this spa is a destination in itself. The 30,000-square-foot space exudes luxury and leisure. Spa services include customizable massages and body wraps that exfoliate, refresh, and rejuvenate. The spa also offers services for couples and massage enhancements for muscles that require more attention than the regular massage gives.
Visitors can schedule a 25-minute treatment, 50-minute treatment, or 80-minute treatment. What’s great about this spa is that you can experience the facilities whether you are vacationing at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino or not. With the purchase of a day pass, you can revel in the opulent environment and have complete use of the spa’s sauna, heated whirlpools, relaxation lounge, steam room, and other amenities. A one-day pass to the spa costs $30, a three-day pass costs $75, and a five-day pass costs $100. Those who are not staying at the hotel can enjoy the spa for $50 a day.
Spa Mandalay will have you stress-free and reenergized in no time.
Delano Las Vegas, 3940 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
As you make your way to the "quiet" side of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino to the Mandalay’s all-suite sister hotel, Delano, you get the sense that you are walking away from the glitz and going straight into the glamour. Delano’s Bathhouse Spa contains 12 treatment rooms meant for the spa-goer who wishes to shift slowly into deep relaxation and stay there. Spa services include massages, milk and honey hydrotherapy, facial and nail services, and heat-free bronzing treatments.
The experience begins as soon as you open the doors and stroll up to the counter. In those short steps, you start an aromatherapy treatment that prepares your mind and body to let go. You can choose a 25-minute, 50-minute, or 90-minute service. The spa also offers a 50-minute massage for expectant mothers for $150 and a 60-minute in-room massage for $250. Spa services cost between $5 and $10 more on the weekends than they do during the week.
Bathhouse Spa provides day passes to guests of the Delano Las Vegas and to those who are not staying at the hotel. Bathhouse Spa day passes cannot be used at Spa Mandalay, however.
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
11011 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89135
If you are searching for a spa experience with all the bells and whistles, Red Rock Spa is where you’ll encounter it. Located off the Strip, this spa has a separate entrance that allows you to sidestep the resort’s casino and leave the high energy, bright lights, and noise of Vegas behind you. Whether you are in the relaxation room awaiting your appointment or experiencing one of the many massages, body treatments, and beauty treatments, Red Rock Spa will satisfy all of your senses.
In addition to the usual spa services, Red Rock offers a number of healing treatments. These include body and facial acupuncture, cupping, and acupressure, and they are intended to promote health and well-being. You can experience an Ashiatsu massage, during which your therapist will massage you with their feet while holding on to a bar on the ceiling. The spa also offers a 50-minute energy balance massage; it costs $165 during the week and $170 on weekends.
Red Rock Spa is home to a state-of-the-art fitness center as well. The center offers both ordinary vinyasa yoga classes and extraordinary wall yoga classes that support increased stretching of muscles. You can opt for musical meditation provided by an experienced violinist during your session.
This spa not only caters to visitors to Las Vegas but offers a 20 percent discount to Las Vegas residents.
"You can receive luxury without breaking your wallet. The place is relaxing, and I can spend an entire day there … and never worry about the outside world," said Tracey Cheatham McIntire, M.D., a Las Vegas resident.
Luxury Thai Spa
2555 Montessouri Street, Suite B, Las Vegas, Nevada 89117
Nestled in a retail business park 20 minutes away from the rapid pace of the Las Vegas Strip, Luxury Thai Spa is the perfect option for no-frills spa services. What makes this spa worth the trip? Its four-hands massage enhancement option does double the work to ease tension and stress, and the spa incorporates stretching techniques into its massages for extra relaxation.
Treatments are 60 minutes, 90 minutes, or 120 minutes. Prices start at $70 for some 60-minute services and continue up to $140 for 120-minute massages. Here you will find no sauna, whirlpool, or pre- and post-service relaxation area. An employee will greet you and guide you back to the treatment area, where your service will begin. While the frills may be limited, the thrill of relaxation is equal.
Las Vegas is a destination where everything goes, including opportunities to unwind and recharge.
Waldorf Astoria Spa And Salon
3752 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89158
Located on the eight floor of the hotel, the Waldorf Astoria Spa and Salon is nothing short of breathtaking. The views from this relaxing getaway will be sure to send you floating on cloud nine.
Betsy Leahy, founder of lovetospa.com, raved about the Las Vegas views this spa offers, telling TravelAwaits that unlike most spas that are either on the ground floor or buried deep inside a building, the Waldorf Astoria Spa and Salon invites you to transcend to an above-ground oasis. “The floor-to-ceiling windows with the prime view feature prominently at the spa, keep[ing] the overall feel light, airy, and modern.”
The spa offers a lush array of treatments that range from 30 minutes to two hours. Options include the Warm Stones massage, East Meets West, Heart of Romance, Journey Into Stillness, Jade Crystal Balance, plus facials, manicures and pedicures, and several other treatment options.
The standard massage is the aptly named Waldorf Astoria, and Leahy let us know she uses that treatment to assess price points and value when it comes to comparing the spas she visits. The Waldorf Astoria Massage is $150 for 50 minutes, $180 for 1 hour, $270 for 90 minutes, and $270 for two hours.
Note that relaxation at the Waldorf Astoria doesn’t stop at treatments. The spa also features a variety of amenities. Betsy shared that there’s a jacuzzi with loungers, a laconium (dry sweating room), experience showers, and heated tile lounge chairs. She tells TravelAwaits the Waldorf Astoria Spa Vegas is “definitely a great spot for continuing the relaxation before and after the treatment.”
Canyon Ranch Spa At The Venetian Casino
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd #1159, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
If you’re looking for a spa that will give you great bang for your buck, then the Canyon Ranch Spa at the Venetian Casino might be a top contender for unwinding during your Vegas vacation. This spa is located right on the Las Vegas Strip and offers day passes that will allow you to enjoy a lot of what the spa has to offer at a set price for the day.
According to Carolyn Kollegger, cofounder of Out West Adventure Tours, a day pass is $50 for hotel guests and $60 for the public. Saturday the prices jump to $75 for hotel guests and $100 for the public, but even with the slight price increase for Saturday, this is still an excellent deal. The spa opens at 6 a.m. and you can make a day of it, staying until 8 p.m. Day passes include experiences like a wave room, salt grotto, and conservatory where you’ll enjoy fresh fruit, plus a crystal steam room, experiential rains, and an herbal laconium.
“This spa has you leaving feeling maximally pampered and incredibly well taken care of,” Kollegger told TravelAwaits.
*Updated June 2019 by Traneah Ford